College Overview

The College of Architecture and Design (CAD) at PSU consists of two academic programs: the Department of Architecture and the Department of Interior Design.

The two departments target female students and are designed to graduate qualified and competent architects and designers for the local, regional and international job markets. The college is known for its forward-thinking faculty, market connections and collaboration opportunities. It has crafted a dynamic strategic plan designed to deliver quality programs that reflect excellence and leadership in higher education in Saudi Arabia and the region. The content and structure of the programs are comparable to those offered by leading universities in the region and worldwide. In addition, the programs are designed following international standards. The Architecture and Interior Design programs offer a Bachelor of Science degree in their respective fields after successful completion of the respective curricula requirements of 138 credit hours. The duration of study for both programs is four years in addition to the preparatory year program. Lastly, these programs are guided by the following vision and mission of the College of Architecture and Design.

CAD News

The French-Saudi students exchange program in the Architecture Department

May 21 , 2024

The French-Saudi students exchange program in the Architecture Department

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Architecture Department Representatives Visit to Al-Ula

May 20 , 2024

Architecture Department Representatives Visit to Al-Ula

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Sustainable Architecture LAB ,SEMINAR  07: INTEGRATING CLIMATE RESILIENCE INTO URBAN GREEN REGENERATION

May 19 , 2024

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CAD Events

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Saudi Founding day Student Exhibiton

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    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

    The College of Architecture and Design is accredited by the NCAAA, National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment.

    The Architecture program is in compliance with the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) requirements.

    The Interior Design Program at PSU is affiliated with the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), USA and the program's learning goals are aligned with the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

    Why Us?

    Supportive Faculty

    We are a dynamic group of diverse faculty bringing international expertise to hone skills and work with our students. We sincerely believe that we are shaping our future and this begins with dedication to international standard teaching and innovation in classrooms making learning fun, engaging and meaningful.

    Experiential Learning

    Our approach to learning is hands-on. Students work on numerous design-based projects that involve research, planning and community outreach. Our dedicated Fabrication lab (Fablab) allows students to work with hands and create prototypes of their designs. Our up-to-date labs allow students to stay current with industry-standard software and technology.

    Personalized advising

    Each student is assigned an advisor for academic advice, guidance and counselling. Having an academic advisor makes sure each student has a safe place to go either for seeking advice on how to manage work and life balance or how to graduate on time.

    Internships

    CAD strongly believes that students with real-world experience prepare them better for their future. At our college, we have an extensive internship program that matches students to their prospective employers. The internship or COOP lasts for 10 months giving a significant boost to the students’ first step in seeking employment.